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  • Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois

    Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois
    Economists invoke "slack" when America's labor market fails to create enough jobs for those willing and able to take them. The result is an excess supply of labor.
  • Fed in 'real debate' on rate hike in early to mid-2015: Lockhart

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is focused on an initial interest rate hike between the first quarter and the middle of next year, with possible changes in its main policy statement as soon as next month, Atlanta Fed President...

    The truth behind Illinois' jobless rate

    The truth behind Illinois' jobless rate
    The unemployment rate in Illinois has dropped, and Gov. Pat Quinn is buoyant. "Our unemployment rate is as low as it's been in the last six years," he said after the latest numbers came out last week. "We're on the right track." Not so fast, countered...

    Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low

    Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low
    Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still hovered at pre-recession levels. Claims for jobless benefits increased 21,000 from the prior week to 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had...

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...